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people who shed pounds quickly were just as likely to regain the weight as those who took a slower approach. and crash dieters were more likely to achieve their weight loss targets. >> i don't know what to do with all this diet news. a new study tells you fish is go good for you and then don't eat fish. you don't know what to do. just be responsible best you can, folks. >> weight loss is a big issue for a lot of people. is it better -- especially if you havior baby. just do what you can to get the weight off right away. >> we have a study telling us to do both. i need dr. besser and another doctor -- everybody get an the same page, please. >> dr. besser is busy with ebola right now. we've got a surprising admission to tell you about. a story we've been keeping up with here. a special type of highway guard
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rail. and the makers of that guard rail now speaking ot. those rails don't perform properly. >> the company that makes them has always denied that. as abc's brian ross reports. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: despite a growing number of hourific accidents in which guard rails have speared through cars. the company that makes the guard rails, trinity industries of texas, has maintained there's no safety problem. what's called the end terminal of the guard rail is supposed to absorb the impact, curling or peeling the railing off to the side. trinity has used this crash test video to persuade government officials the guard rails work as designed, even after modifications to the original design. in a federal glous marshall, texas, the company reveals for the first time the existence of five crash tests where the modified guard rails badly failed. one after another as the guard
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rails were hit by vehicles head-on. the company concedes these crash test failures were never revealed to the government but says there was no need to because it was a test for an experimental configuration that was later dropped. >> brian ross from abc news. can i talk to you? >> reporter: outside court, the president of the company greg mitchell would not answer questions. watching all of this was diana allen of webster, massachusetts, who lost her right leg and is now suing trinity. >> if they had done what they were supposed to do, i'd have two legs and i'd be walking normal and have my life back. >> reporter: these guard rails are on highways on almost every state in the country. whatever the outcome of the trial here, where trinity is accused of fraud for hiding a defect, four states have for now already dropped or threatened to drop the use of the trinity guard rails. brian ross, abc news, marshall, texas. apple is expected to unveil its new ipad and ipad mini
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today. in what some are calling a major blunder, the company posted screen shots of the ipad air 2 and mini 3 in ibooks. others say that when it comes to apple, there are no blunders. google plans to roll out its nexus 6 fon. google plans to unveil its newest tablet. the nexus 9. both will run on a new version of the android operating system called lollipop. >> sounds delicious. we've got a scene here. sharknado. you watch those? >> no. you make me sound like i'm living under a rock. >> your life is not going to be enriched by watching sharknado. this is kind of one of those scenes. about 100 sharks engaged in a feeding frenzy. some of them so excited, they almost beached themselves. there's a surfer that caught
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this on camera. he insists, though, this is extremely rare and north carolina beaches are safe. >> if you've been watching abc news programs this week, you've seen our meteorologist ginger zee. she was up in alaska hanging out with the guys from "deadliest catch." they don't have to put up with something like this. >> this russian fisherman cutting a big sea lion out of the net. watch once it's free. it tosses that guy right across the deck. can you rerack that? that's fantast ic. oh, wow. >> poor doggy. the dog on board thought better of fighting the angry visitor. the sea lion hung out for a while but eventually went back in the water. >> he gets out. clearly upset. >> can you blame him? theyut him in a net. >> great stuff. stay with us, folks. coming up here next, extreme
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bicycling? really? they call it the allycat. they'll take us an the wildest bike ride you've ever seen. this is through the streets of mexico city. the latest halloween scare for kids. giting ready to send kids out trick-or-treating. what every parent needs to know. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by airborne.
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♪ all right. halloween right around the corner. parents are scrambling trying to figure out the best costume for the little one.
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>> every year there's something new to worry about when sending your kids out trick-or-treating. this year it's marijuana hidden inside the candy. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> the most cost effective way to bring that to the market is to use knocked off candy. >> reporter: police in denver, colorado, are trying to take one trick out of this year's trick-or-treating, releasing this warning to parents to be on the lookout for marijuana-infused cand i. colorado is one of only two states in the cannot where recreational marijuana can be sold legally. the problem is that pot infused candy looks identical to regular candy. >> the problem is some of these products look so similar to candy that's been on the market that we've eaten as children that there's really no way for a child or a parent or anybody, an expert in the field to tell you whether a product is infuses. >> reporter: last year in canada, kids ended up in the
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emergency room after eating lollipoped laced with synthetic marijuana. in los angeles, the lapd also warned about edible pot packaged to look just like candies kids are used to eating. what should a parent do? >> any candy that your child is going to get should be in a sealed professional commercial grade bag. it should not be -- they should not consume anything that is in a homemade bag, especially from a neighborhood or from a house that you are not familiar with. >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> what would you give out? usually? >> what do i give out? >> i give out stuff that i like. like jolly ranchers. mike & ike's. twizzlers. >> one man in our neighborhood made candy apples. but -- this was in the '80s. the parents were very upset this man -- he was kind of the quiet neighbor. >> didn't know what was in them. >> all the kids wanted to keep
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the candy apple and the parents made us throw it away. >> poor guy. >> he was probably trying do something nice. 1987, even back then, parents did not like their kids eating unwrapped things. >> you have to watch out. we've got extreme bicycling coming up next. i need to get a bike and ride to work. >> i think you just need some sleep. >> alley cat. familiar with these? >> no. but they ride through the park. they put themselves and others at risk. are they really? that's up next. you decide. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ they are adrenaline junkies unlike any you've ever seen before. >> an extreme bicycling gang. they really follow no set
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course. very few rules. they make both cars and pedestrians fair game. you need to watch out if you see these guys coming. we're "up all nightline" to one of the craziest bike races you are ever going to see. >> reporter: dubbed alley cats. nightline got a special invitation to go inside this punk rock tour de france to see what compiles these guys to risk life and limb for mere bragging rights. ♪ he's grabbing on to a motor bike right now. >> what's do you think of this guy? >> look at him. look at him. >> organized to mimic a day of delivering packages, the race is made up of a series of checkpoints scattered throughout the city. racing in teams of two, riders must check in at each location before heading to the finish. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> even though we're on bikes
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it's automatic impossible to keep up with these guys. and some of the maneuvers are crazy dangerous. >> oh, my god. >> the riders are finding the checkpoints as they go. their race directions are sent at each stop to prove what they were there. but even finding the checkpoint is an immense cllenge in this crowded city. they are lost and with a wrong turn they end up in this sprawling marketplace. finally, we catch up with lucas and the other riders but our path suddenly blocked by a massive highway. no match. lucas hops off his bike and plays crossing guard holding his hand while we scurry across six lanes of traffic. poncho beats chris and lucas to
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the finish. but it doesn't even matter as chris finds out he's been disqualified. >> this is why i asked in the beginning in english what the [ bleep ] rules are. you told me something different. [ bleep ]. >> how was it? >> it was intense. >> it was a crazy rush for us following on motor bikes. i understand why you like doing this. crazy adrenaline. >> in the beginning, dicey. going through the markets. going through there was crazy. going on the back roads was like just -- you know, real mexico. >> reporter: except for some bumps, bruises and flat tires, these ally caters have survived to race another day. apparently the alley cats agree they are breaking every single law imaginable. >> they agree? >> they agree. they know what they're doing.
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♪ nearly all of us by now have heard of the splash mob. impromptu performance art usually caught on video. >> on new york's long island, one store owner can't stop smiling after a cash mob. what they did for his struggling store. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: the same customers coming in every day. >> in ten years, i'm really blessed. >> i hope i got a winner. >> reporter: he came to america 30 years ago deciding levittown
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new york would be his home. they built those housing tracts that would become an important part of the american landscape. >> greatest store owner in the world. >> reporter: for years he's been selling cards and stationery and lotto tickets. he still never took a day off. >> i just work here 12 hours a day, seven days a week. but the reality of all the store owners like me. >> reporter: he knows workers fight every day to keep their small businesses afloat. >> he knows everybody. he knows who is sick in the hospital, when somebody's graduation is coming up. >> reporter: when this town heard his store might soon close, a flash mob. this flash mob would become a cash mob. >> he deserves to know how loved he is. >> it's a surprise. don't say anything. he doesn't know this is happening. >> reporter: he had no idea they'd all lined up outside the
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store and one by one, they would walk in. they'd buy lotto tickets, coasters, cards all to save the store. >> a hug when he realizes it. >> avi, avi! >> when he comes outside, avi overcome. >> david muir, abc news, new york. >> it's so nice to see that reaction of how loved he realized he is. >> can we play that every day at the end of the show. we see so much negativity day in, day out. this stuff exists. maybe it's our responsibility to show more of it. but, man, that's a good story. >> what's a great testament to that community for rallying behind a man they really clearly loved. >> that's our news this half hour. that's a good note to end on.
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this morning on "world news now" -- ebola in america. new fears that the nurse, the second nurse infected with the disease put a plane full of passengers at risk. the cdc even clearing her to fly with a fever. >> she should not have traveled on a commercial airline. >> the new watch list for those who could have been exposed. wire live in dallas with the latest. paid off as emotions run high. the sentencing of oscar pistorius. the parents of his murdered girlfriend will not testified. he paid the steenkamps $500 per month since the incident. does this help or hurt his case? caught on camera, brazen drivers risking the lives of schoolchildren as they speed past buses. new numbers showing it's happening at an alarming rate. >> we knew it was a problem, but
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we didn't think it was this extensive. >> what's being done to stop these close calls from turning deadly. it's thursday, october 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. glad you could spend some time with us. i'm t.j. holmes. >> it tanked the stock market, has the republicans saying the white house is incompetent and the president now canceling trips to new jersey and connecticut because of ebola. >> the latest on ebola. officials from the hospitals, cdc and the white house working to contain the virus and also contain the anxiety this has provoked around the country. >> the second nurse infected with ebola is being treated at one of the highest level isolation units. marci gonzalez joins us from dallas where this cluster emerged. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two nurses now battling ebola, there are now new
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questions about how health officials are responding. abc news has learned that one day before she was hospitalized, health care worker trned ebola patient amber vinson was given permission from the cdc to fly. her temperature at the time, 99.5 degrees. lower than what the cdc classifies as a fever and so she traveled from cleveland to dallas on frontier airlines. >> she should not have traveled an a commercial airline. >> reporter: the cdc saying the risk to other passengers is very low. still, they are reaching out to all of them as vinson boarded another kind of plane. this specialized private jet taking her to atlanta wearing a hazmat suit. she walked into emory university hospital where she's now being cared for by experts in their bio containment unit. her colleague, nurse nina pham continues being treated in dallas at the same hospital where both contracted the virus. >> she's just so positive. she doesn't feel and have any
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like doubts about her care or anything like that. >> reporter: health officials still trying to figure out how they were infected while treating thomas duncan, the ebola patient who died here last week. a review of duncan's medical records reveals he'd been in the hospital for two days before people treating him started wearing hazmat suits. concerns that other health care workers who had contact with him may also be infected. those 75 health care workers are being monitored as frontier airlines now says after learning that vinson had a high temperature while she was an that flight on monday, they have now put the pilots and flight attendants who were also on board an paid leave as a precaution. >> you talked about the pilots, flight attendants, the 75 health care workers in dallas. also she was an a plane with a lot of over folks. over 100 folks. how much larger is this watch list now? >> people are being very, very
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cautious. there's actually a school in cleveland now that is going to be closed tomorrow just because one staff member was on that plane. someone who didn't have direct contact with vinson but people are being very cautious because of this. so they're not technically an a watch list but they are all being contacted and told to monitor their temperatures and if they have any symptoms to reach out to the cdc. all out of an abundance of caution. experts stress ebola is only transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids of someone who is showing symptoms and infected with ebola. >> is the cdc any closer to knowing how these two nurses became infected? >> yeah, they still don't know how they were infected. we don't know where they stand in the process but they have 20 experts here at this dallas hospital and a part of their job is to look into that. the cdc has admitted the protective gear the staff here was wearing did leave parts of
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the skin exposed but they haven't been able to say if that's what's to blame. now a part of the reason that staff of experts is here, they are looking into these issues. they are offering more training. offering more oversight, making sure that everything is now being done here correctly as the cdc considers whether or not some of these protocols need to be changed. >> marci gonzalez in dallas, we appreciate you this morning. emergency room lockdon in amarillo, texas, prompted by concerns over ebola have been lifted. a patient arrived at baptist st. anthony hospital describing symptoms similar with ebola. he also said he'd been in contact with someone who just returned from africa. the patient and nurse went into immediate isolation. the patient was tested and found not have ebola. the lockdown is over. we're seeing a surge now in the sales proof protoective medl
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suits. ordinary folks like you and me going out to health food and supplement stores to find full body suits along with booties, goggles, gloves, masks. you can get it all for about 40 bucks. some manufacturers say sales are up as much as 30% oifr this time last year. of course, abc news monitoring these developments around the clock. "good morning america" will have a complete wrap-up later this morning. stay with us. wall street is still reeling after one of its most roller coaster days in years. thanks to a late day rebound, the dow's damage was limited to a loss of 173 points. but that was after it plunged 460 points. among the stocks taking a huge hit, airlines. down significantly due to fears over ebola. analysts blame a worldwide economic slowdown for the turmoil. two giant storms that are churning right now off both coasts. tropical storm ana and also hurricane gonzalo gaining strength in the atlantic. ginger zee tracking these storms for us.
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>> reporter: it's the strongest hurricane in the atlantic in the past three years. and it's heading right for bermuda. the small island boarding up and getting out before friday. >> cancellations are already beginning. we're advising our visitors that they should alter their plans over the next several days. there's no reason to have people an the island here during severe weather events. >> reporter: swirling across antigua monday with winds up to 90 miles per hour. gonzalo is now about 600 miles from bermuda and has grown to 250 miles across. the most destruction in a hurricane comes from the eye wall out to the right quadrant. that is exactly where bermuda will be in the current track. the last hurricane to make landfall in bermuda with this type of strength was hurricane fabian in 2003. winds then of 120 miles per hour ripping roofs and killing at least four people. gonzalo headed right toward bermuda. thursday night into friday.
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especially on friday is when the brunt of it will hit. that's all a hurricane warning. why go to the pacific. weaker but certainly something to watch. as we watch ana go into the big island if it makes it as a hurricane, it would be the first hurricane ever in recorded history to hit that big island of hawaii. ginger zee, abc news, new york. to an unfolding situation. some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. an army in nepal isution helicopters to ferry injured hikers to safety. the area that had been trekking was hit by a blizzard and an avalanche. at least a dozen people kills. officials say dozens more remain stranded. the most popular month of the year for hiking in that's region. meanwhile, experts say a volcano in iceland that's been erupting since the end of august still a serious threat. along with a lava field growing more than a half a mile every day. dangerous levels fumes are being released into the air. this lava is now covering an area roughly the size of
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manhattan. it's about 45 feet thick an average. to hong kong where tension is running high following overnight clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters. there's real outrage over one demonstrator who was beaten by police. he showed off his injuries to his back and face before the cameras. he officers involved are no longer allowed to monitor the protests which have been going an for weeks. testimony continues in the sentencing phase of the oscar pistorius trial. it's an emotional day in court yesterday. reeva steenkamp's cousin cried an the stand saying she heard about the shooting on the radio. she testified steenkamp's death ruined the entire family. she wanted to be steenkamp's voice after the parents decided they did nopt testify. news her parents will not be testifying but this comes as the court was told his poruous had paid the parents roughly $500 each month since the murder. the judge could hand down a
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sentence by tomorrow. next year hbo will start offering its streaming video service an a stand-alone basis. folks who like game of thrones and other hbo hits can watch them to an the web. you don't have to be an hbo subscriber. the move is aimed at the 80 million u.s. homes that don't have hbo but want it. warner brothers is planning to release ten superhero movies over the next few years counting on their wide appeal to drive up numbers at the box office. the film based an its dc comicwill start out with batman versus superman. wonderwoman, aquaman and green lantern. those will all be part of a pack. the studio is planning three lego sequels and three harry potter spepot er spin-offs. child's play? it's design forward folks like you and me, grown-ups who want to get back to their youth. >> this is the crazy cart xl made by razor. it has a quick change battery system. a high-powered motor and
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variable speed petal. it can go 17 miles an hour making precision turns. it can be yours for $800. >> it's coming out just in time for the holidays. it's being call the funnest, largest, most expensive item razor has ever made. >> i'd put that an my christmas wish list. >> i've got you covered. i was looking for something special. >> why do i not believe that? we've got "the mix" coming your way. and the six-layer cake made entirely of cereal. >> life-threatening close calls caught on camera. the stunning new report showing this happens all too often. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by amopay. i have a professional secret: amopé and its premium foot care line. the new amopé pedi perfect foot file gives you soft beautiful feet effortlessly. its microlumina rotating head buffs away hard skin
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welcome back. in just about every state, this is considered a pretty serious violation. apparently a growing number of drivers are doing it. >> those flashing red lights an the school bus that mean all traffic should come to a complete stop. increasingly, it's not. and it's putting children's lives at risk. here's abc's paula faris. >> reporter: the videos are startling. watch. in cleveland, this driver pulling on the sidewalk just to
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get by a stopped school bs. in minnesota, a child seen here waiting for the bus nearly hit by this semi blowing by. one maryland county ringing the alarm. >> did not stop at all. >> reporter: after outfitting 25 school buses with cameras, busting a stunning 875 drivers for failing to stop. all since january. >> we knew it was a problem, but we didn't think it was this extensive. >> reporter: the close calls all around the country. in west virginia, that elementary schooler leaving the school bus, seconds later, nearly hit by an oncoming car. >> when its lights flashing, drivers are required to stop. in most states, 25 feet away. one poll of school bus drivers found they witnessed as many as 76,000 violations in a single day. 13 million each school year. more and more school districts are outfitting their buses with that new technology.
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much like red light cameras, break the law, you'll get a hefty ticket in the mail. in maryland, officials calling the double the fine $250. >> please, please, stop for the school bus. if you aren't sure if you should stop or you have to stop, stop anyway. >> reporter: this technology is being used in at least 11 states. authorities are rgeing drivers to pay attention, be cautious because this can be fatal. and if in doubt, stop at least 25 feet away from that stopped school bus. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> little guys we're talking about. you can't always see them. they are excited to be home. >> and they aren't paying attention. i wonder if a lot of those people don't have kids. you think about that. those buses come, i don't care how busy you are. a lot of people thinking about their own kids and wouldn't dare try to go around a bus. >> bus drop off times are timed. if you are in a rush, figure out
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what time they come around the block. avoid it. >> let's just slow don a little bit. >> i think you're right. >> i'm going to slow down reading this next tease. in honor of -- >> yeah. let's just slow down for a second and talk about zombies. you aren't into this stuff yet. not a "walking dead" fan? >> no. >> well, everybody except reena seems to be into this right now. they seem to be everywhere. not just for halloween anymore. everybody in america. exactly why are we all fixatesed on the undead? >> i just don't have time to watch. that's the only reason i'm not into it. for those of white house don -- of white house don't like the zombie look. it's just a few clicks away. you're watching "world news now."
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in case you are wondering, we are t-minus 15 days until halloween. >> witches, action figures. the hottest costumes these days are glamorizing the undead. nick watt check out america's obsession with zombies. >> reporter: there's no happy ending, it's gruesome. but the undead are so hot right now. 17.3 million people watched "the walking dead" season premiere sunday night. smashing cable tv viewing records. >> there's a little bit of something for everybody. for people to watch it together, it's something that doesn't happen very often. >> reporter: meanwhile, 15,000 people in minneapolis just set a world record for the most people dressed as zombies in one place at one time. here's why i think we like zombies. there's a lot of real stuff in the world to be scared of. war, disease. we don't want to think about
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that. so we think about zombies. we're scared of zombies because that's much more fun. and they're not real. their folklore so popular that thanks to "the walking dead," the house in minneapolis right now looks like this. >> it's all in fun. it's too scary for a 3-year-old or 4-year-old, don't bring them here. >> and zombies are among the best selling halloween costumes. zombies are everywhere. they could live among us and we wouldn't bat an eye. >> i'll be home for dinner. about 6:00? we might just think they are "walking dead" fans. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> your favorite show? >> "walking dead," are you kidding me? love it. >> what do you love? >> the story sideline great but it's pretty disgusting as well. >> we have starring roles. >> that's after this shift.
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zero heartburn. now it's time for "the mix." i love cereal. do you like sugary cereal? no, you're not a big fan. >> automati'm not a cereal guy. >> but you love sugar. >> yes. >> take a look at this chef. >> this is blue velvet with 26. sudden mon toast crunch with yellow. cap'n crunch peanut butter crunch with chocolate. and this is red velvet with fruit loops and this is white cake with cocoa puffs. >> that's right. amateur chef charles phoenix came up with a six-layer milk soaked cereal cake with frosted flake frosting. >> ugh. sorry. >> i would totally try that. >> does that look appealing to you? >> absolutely. halloween is coming up.
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everyone has their ideas about what they want to be. you have to see this. this is a lady. her name is lucia. when you see her in the top left corner and see her transformation into rocker keith richards. she's a makeup artist who does this. she can transform herself into whatever she wants to. she's done sylvester stallone, marlon brando. that's her. >> that's her? that's incredible marlon brando. >> she is a makeup artist and able to do that. >> that's the guy from "breaking bad." >> walter white. >> impressive. i don't know what she's going to be for halloween this years, but she's got some options. >> imagine seeing one of the most beautiful cities in the world from the back of a white tailed eagle. take a look at this. oh, wow. isn't that incredible? this is done by sos, save our speesies. they raise awareness for endangered wildlife. they strapped an the back of
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this eagle a sony cam mini to the tail and it flew over paris showing some of the most gorgeous skyline. >> the eagle came back? >> the eagle ended up flying on to the trainer's arm. >> is that humane to do that? >> it looks like it had a good time. >> right? are you supposed to do that? >> i think he was trained. >> to throw this thing an his back and carry this around. >> i think it was to raise awareness. the pride of the white tailed eagle. maybe that should be our mascot. >> what was the other option? >> monkey. >> let's go with the eagle. last thing here, selfies. they have a new method called a doughnut selfie. look at this. panoramic view. start at one temple and go around to the other side and you have all these pieces edited together and you get a selfie that is a full -- >> i don't
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this morning on "world news now" -- ebola emergency. new details about the patients now being treated. one of them flying on an airliner just days ago. where were all those passengers? plus, the white house in crisis mode. what the president is doing to combat ebola. abc news exclusive. talking to the first american ebola survivor, but why he cannot help the two nurses infected. real estate nightmare. those open houses welcoming prospective buyers are increasingly rolling out the welcome mat for thieves. what every homeowner needs to know. and he's in. he can sing, dance and make us laugh. neil patrick harris has reached a new career milestone hosting next year's academy awards. it's thursday, october 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good morning to you all. thank you for spending some time with us. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. we want to get straight to the latest details on ebola in america. this morning, amber vinson, the second nurse diagnosed with the virus is at emory university hospital in atlanta. the plane on which she traveled the day before she showed symptoms is now out of service at the airline's headquarters in denver. >> president obama has canceled travel again today to monitor the ebola situation. our team coverage begins with tom llamas in dallas. >> reporter: amber joy vinson in a full hazmat suit walking off the high-tech bio containment plane heading to a new hospital. the associated press reporting she had close contact with thomas eric duncan, inserting catheters, drawing his blood. no word yet on exactly how she became infected. >> this is an heroic person, a person who dedicated her life and has -- is dedicating her life to helping others and is a
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servant leader. this is a person with their life before them. >> reporter: last friday, two days after duncan died amber vinson flying to cleveland to visit her mother and plan her wedding. but while she was there, back in dallas, her fellow nurse nina pham developing a fever, going to the hospital, diaosed with ebola. the very next day, vinson getting on a frontier airlines flight with 132 other passengers and flying home to dallas. the cdc trying to track down those travelers and confirming they knew she had an elevated temperature but did not prevent her from flying. then troubling news. vinson developing a fever, driving herself to texas health presbyterian hospital. within 90 minutes, she was in isolation. a new journey. this specially outfitted plane flying vinson to emory. look at these exclusive images. the isolation room inside. the stretcher for the patient. separate quarters for the medical team. everything sealed to avoid contamination. in dallas, vinson's neighborhood on edge. police knocking on 300 doors
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before sunrise to tell neighbors of the ebola patient living among them. juan had an officer on his doorstep at 6:00 a.m. >> when i read here the likelihood of contracting ebola is extremely low, it kind of concerns me because it's -- right now it's knocking on my door. >> reporter: those 75 health care workers who treated duncan still being monitored. the dallas mayor warning more ebola cases could emerge. >> it may get worse before it gets better, but it will get better. >> reporter: high anxiety among some of those doctors and nurses. an associated press review of duncan's medical records revealing he had been in the hospital for two days before people treating him started wearing hazmat suits. a national nurses union says several nurses are complaining of serious safety lapses. that it took several hours to put duncan in isolation. that their protective clothing left skin exposed. and that potentially infectious waste was piling up. the hospital vowing to respond to those concerns. right now they are focused on
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treating nina pham, still in good condition, video chatting with friends. >> she's just so positive. she doesn't feel and have any like doubts about her care or anything like that. >> reporter: pham even called to check on her dog bentley, now in quarantine himself. besides the cdc's special ebola response team, experts from emory university have flown in to help treat nina pham. tom llamas, abc news, dallas. >> dr. kent brantly, the american missionary who survived ebola, has donated blood to nina pham and two other people. the blood carries antibodies to help fight the disease. he has not been asked to donate to amber vinson, nor did he donate to thomas duncan, the liberian man who died. that's because their blood types were incompatible. dr. brantly sat down with an exclusive interview with dr. richard besser. >> we need to be put aside fear and thinking about how can we help. how can we help these people in america who are suffering from
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ebola by supporting them and their families, but also how can we help in west africa where the suffering is far greater than we can imagine. how can we help bring an end to this terrible disease that's having a truly global impact. >> going to hear a lot more from dr. besser on "good morning america." a senior executive from the dallas hospital plans to apologize to a congressional committee for mistakes made during the initial treatment of thomas duncan. president obama canceled travel plans for today opting to remain at the white house to keep an eye on the ebola situation. for more, here's abc's devin dwyer. >> reporter: the second case of american ebola abruptly shut down president obama's campaign plans. he canceled a political trip to new jersey and connecticut to hold an emergency meeting at the white house. after two hours behind closed doors, he said the spread of ebola caught him off guard. >> we are monitoring, supervising, overseeing in a much more aggressive way exactly
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what's taking place in dallas initially and making sure that the lessons learned are then transmitted to hospitals and clinics all across the country. >> reporter: lesson one, a faster response. the president ordered a cdc medical s.w.a.t. team to visit any ebola hospital within 24 hours of a new case. house speaker john boehner and other republicans are calling for a travel ban for people from west africa. mr. obama said such a ban is off the table, though passenger screening will continue. >> i am absolutely confident that we can prevent a serious outbreak of the disease here in the united states. >> reporter: many americans aren't convinced. 65% in a new abc news/"washington post" poll are concerned about an epidemic. almost as many as fear a terror attack. the president said he has faith in science that ebola won't spread fast or far. >> i shook hands with, hugged and kissed, not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at emory
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because of the valiant work that they did in treating one of the patients. they followed the protocols. they knew what they were doing, and i felt perfectly safe doing so. >> reporter: a sense of safety that's fleeting for many americans as the ebola scare enters a new phase. devin dwyer, abc news, the white house. >> these are well-founded fears? it's understandable. even if it's not based in fact or reality. it's understandable. this is something we don't know. we're told everything is going to be contained and first case we ever had, two more people get infected and they're health care workers. you understand why people would be anxious. >> in africa, number one infectious killer, guess what it is. sierra leone, guinea, where ebola is a big concern for them. >> but this is the largest outbreak we've seen. >> you know what the number one killer is? malaria. malaria, tuberculosis, hiv.
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i'm glad we have a heightened concern, but even in africa, it's not ebola as the number one killer of infectious disease. >> abc news will be covering every angle of this story. we'll have more on this on "america this morning" and following that up with "good morning america." another major story, potentially dangerous storms swirling off both the pacific and atlantic coasts. >> accuweather meteorologist jim dickey joins us with details. >> gonzalo remains a major hurricane this morning. not going to impact the united states, but it will head for bermuda as we head towards the weekend here. worst conditions expected friday morning. it will come close to making a direct landfall. the eastern eye wall brushing the island. that will bring damaging winds, torrential rainfall and likely flooding due to storm surge. we'll track ana as it moves toward hawaii. the worst of the impacts being on the big island and on to kauai early next week. reena and t.j., back to you. we turn to baseball. the giants are a game away from
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the world series after beating st. louis last night. whichever national league team gets there, they'll be facing the royals. kansas city got things started early against baltimore scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. those runs were enough. they held on to win, 2-1, sweeping the orioles. kc now heads back to the fall classic for the first time since 1985. did well against either potential opponent this past season sweeping a three-game series against the giants and going 3-1 against st. louis. for those of you counting down, halloween is two weeks from tomorrow. which we're likely to see a severe drop-off in stories about pumpkins. >> if you've been watching recently, we've seen pumpkins being dropped from cranes, launched from catapults and sampled pumpkin-based food. >> it's exactly what some of the animals at the detroit zoo were doing yesterday. it's an event called smashing pumpkins. zookeepers made appetizing pumpkins stuffed with special treats. and we should say
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they were healthy treats, not the usual trick-or-treat fare. they seem to be enjoying it. >> eh. >> that's like the typical t.j. response. eh, i'm not impressed. maybe something else. coming up in "the skinny," oprah crosses off a big ticket item on her bucket list. and anyone thinking abt selling their home, is an open house really the way to go? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power & free. of germs. wer to kill 99.9% and its hydrogen peroxide formula cleans better than bleach without the harshness. dinner's on the table! leaving nothing standing between you and dinner. now who's for gravy? lysol power & free. a powerful clean that's family friendly.
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it's one of the most effective ways to sell your home. the open house. in fact, they've become so popular they've almost become an american pastime. >> but opening your front door to browsing buyers you could be rolling out the welcome mat to thieves looking to rob you blind. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: watch this man strolling through a home during a realtor's open house. on security video released by the lapd, he heads to a back bedroom where the family had taken precautions and locked expensive jewelry in a closet. police say the thief ripped the front off a locked drawer seen here in his hand and got away with a large amount of jewelry. >> this all happened within ten minutes. >> reporter: fran solomon's home was also hit during an open house. a victim, police believe, of the same thief. she walked in on the suspect stealing $200,000 worth of jewelry from her closet. >> he was stuffing jewelry in his socks. and i went and pushed him and i said, what are you doing? >> reporter: he escaped, running out the front door.
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police say open houses are a perfect opportunity for thieves to strike. while the realtors are busy showing the home to potential buyers. >> it's tough for realtors to keep an eye on every single person in the house. >> reporter: to protect yourself, police recommend homeowners remove jewelry and medications when they have an open house and ask the realtor to bring extra people for security. fran has already installed new security cameras. >> do you have cameras in the closet now? >> we have cameras in the closets. >> reporter: some real estate agents advise against having an open house. but that can be something homeowners don't want to hear. check from the police to find out if there have been any robberies in your neighborhood before showing your home. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> i didn't know. they tell you not to be there, though. you aren't supposed to be there because they want potential buyers feel free to ask tough questions and sell the house. >> you can pose as an undercover person who is kind of taking a look at the house or send one of
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your friends. that's the way to secretly keep an eye on the house. >> or the nanny cams. >> in the teddy bears. >> i've got to get one of those. we're going to be talking doogie howser. he checks another item off his bucket list. another big show that neil patrick harris is now set to host. and the shocking word mr. big used to describe carrie bradshaw. that's all coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." topping our headlines, big news for doogie howser. >> neil patrick harris has been tapped to host the 2015 academy awa awards. he was chosen for his charm and sense of humor and he can sing and dance. given the recent hosts who have been banned for their lack of entertainment chops, he immediately took to twitter and wanted everyone to know. >> i'm in. nice. >> harris delighted to check that off his bucket list, right after getting married and writing a book. he hosted the tonys four times and emmys twice. if he can land the grammys, he'll be the first person to host all four top showbiz awards. a hollywood passing to tell you about. actress elizabeth pena has died of natural causes after a brief illness.
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>> the 55-year-old actress has played many roles over her four-decade career. most recently she was the mother of gloria played by sophia vergara on "modern family." >> also rolls in down and out in beverly hills, la bamba, rush hour and "the incredibles." she also just wrapped up work on the first season of a network matador is the name of the new action series. she played the role of mother maurica. big news for mr. big. >> you have to help me with this. i don't understand. this guy played a lot of roles since he was on "sex and the city." the good wife. chris noth best known from "sex and the city." the love interest to carrie bradshaw. >> now he revealed to his true feelings for carrie calling her the "w" word revealing her long list of boyfriends. >> does everyone know the "w" word? >> it took us a second.
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can we -- are we allowed to say it? no, we can't. they are yelling in my ear don't say the "w" word. all right, folks. use your imagination. "sex and the city" fans were quick to point out the glaring double standard that mr. big was a notorious bed hopper. >> that's what the "w" word. we go from that to jet setting with oprah winfrey. >> now she's checked off one more thing from her bucket list. truffle hunting. the television titan instagrammed these photos of her latest conquest posing with four men and five dogs. >> you can see she eventually got the goods. she holds up one of those precious mushrooms at one point. everybody is checking off their bucket list today. >> i'd like to do that, truffle hunting. it's supposed to be fantastic. >> okay. i do hear good things. >> and the real authentic truffles. >> something on my bucket list to say the "w" word on tv. we've got the secret to
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vo: so you and your passengers can breathe happy. just about everybody out there has ever taken a selfie, you at some point probably cringed at how you really look on camera. >> in particular for women it boils down to insecurities about our complexion. now the quest for perfect skin is giving us a brand new app. here's abc's becky worley. >> reporter: amazing skin. is it genetic or the work of a seriously gifted dermatologist? but a visit to the doctor costs time and money. wouldn't it be great if you could do it from home? what if an app could help you navigate your skin care? the skin better app which partnered up with "allure" magazine is free and promises a personalized evaluation. >> you take a selfie of your face. an algorithm gives you a grade for your skin and products that are right for you.
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>> whoa, wrinkles! >> reporter: they suggest lots of different creams and serums. what? it's $256 a bottle. >> these are high-end products, expensive products because they contain high levels of active ingredients. >> reporter: the app clearly states its makers get compens e compensated for products you buy. how do their recommendations compare to a dermatologist? this doctor agrees with the app that i've got some age spots. >> i completely agree with that. >> reporter: the app also says i have more than an average amount of wrinkles. the doctor disagrees. >> your wrinkles will look very different when you smile. >> who doesn't smile when they take a picture? >> it looks like you have a little rosacea. >> the app is not your doctor. >> this is not a substitute for going to a dermatologist but skin better is great for becoming more educated about your skin. >> if i walk out of here with your targeted plan --
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>> if you were tabulating all of that, that turns into about a $430 bill. >> reporter: as for the products suggested by the app -- $594. so new tools that help you see your problems are useful, but you may need to see a professional for the most cost effective route to healthy skin. becky worley, abc news, san francisco. >> we focused on -- is that fair? only women? are men not vain like that? >> i just tried it. let's see. >> what are we supposed to do with that? hook that up to the app and see what it recommends. >> the sun damage and wrinkles i need perfecting on national television. >> the producer is cracking up. >> are they laughing because they know it's true? that i need help. >> did you not hear them laughing? >> i did hear them laughing. >> you look great, yeah. >> that's was -- a little bit too late. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. orld news now," informing
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. making news in america this morning. ebola in america. concerns growing after a patient's air travels revealed. passengers being closely watched and schools being closed. we have the latest. hurricanes off both coasts. one the strongest this season. where and when is it supposed to hit? plus the preparations underway. wild chase. what started as a routine traffic stop turns into a dramatic scene through busy streets. and feeding frenzy up close and personal with over 100 sharks. good thursday morning. i'm new york nreena ninan. >> and i'm t.j.


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